Dan Savage: Phil Robertson’s Racist Remarks Much Worse than Anti-Gay Remarks

‘What he said about African-Americans in the South under Jim Crow was so much more offensive’

SAVAGE: "I looked at his comments today. And most of the outrage seems to be about the comments he made about gay people which are really reductive. What he is saying is because gay sex icks him out, he doesn't think that gay people are entitled to equal rights. And I always say when people write about it or make that point, well, I'm grossed out by straight sex. I'm gay, I think straight sex is really icky. However, I support the full civil equality of heterosexuals. I think we should be able to marry, and adopt, and have children. And straight people sometimes can't get past that to this icks quick factor means they can support. So I actually thought what we said about African-Americans in the South under Jim Crow was so much more offensive."
 

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